The Goa government on Thursday afternoon set up a magisterial inquiry into the violent incident at Balli which has resulted in the death of two persons and more suspected people as there are reports of some youth missing.
While the decision was taken last night itself, this morning the order was issued naming the North Goa District Magistrate to be the inquiry officer.
Meanwhile, Cuncolim Police have registered a case of murder against unknown person for causing the death of Manguesh Gaonkar from Cotigao and Dilip Velip from Pirla whose charred bodies were recovered from the Adarsh Society building.
Speaking to Goa Chronicle.Com, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said the tribals were quite happy with the negotiations held with the government. “I was in touch with them from morning and had deputed Filipe Neri Rodrigues and the Chief Secretary to discuss with them,” he said.
He too was at a loss as to why the violence began and opined that some uncontrollable elements in the crowd could have triggered it. “The lathi charge was ordered after Superintendent of Police Tony Fernandes was hit by a stone,” he said while claiming not to have received any information as yet about the torching of the Adarsh society building.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar blamed the government for whatever happened. “The government is slow and that is why this happened,” he said while arguing that the tribals’ demand could have been settled long back thereby avoiding the Wednesday demonstration.
“Ironically the government makes announcements but does not implement them and that is exactly what happened with the Tribals due to which they had to come on the streets,” he said.